LSU basketball signee Naz Reid was named to the prestigious McDonald’s High School All-American team on Tuesday, making him the first Tiger named to the team since Ben Simmons and Antonio Blakeney both landed on the 2015 squad.
Reid was one of 22 players named to the team. This year’s McDonald’s All-American Game will be played at Atlanta’s Phillips Arena on March 28.
Reid is a 6-foot-10, 240-pound 5-star power forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic High who will help the Tigers replace senior big man Duop Reath next season.
“He is a player that brings a combination of strength, length and a shooting touch with him that will have an immediate impact on our program next season,” LSU coach Will Wade said when Reid signed on Nov. 13. “He has the type of game that will easily transfer to college play when he arrives at LSU. We look forward to working with him and adding to his game to prepare him for the next level.”
Reid is joined in the LSU signing class by combo guard Javonte Smart (Scotlandville, La.) and Darius Days (IMG Academy).
Reid will be just the fourth McDonald’s All-American to attend LSU since the Tigers last trip to the Final Four in 2006. Blakeney and Simmons were preceded as McDonald’s All-Americans by Johnny O’Bryant (2011) and Jarrell Martin (2013).
Reid is the 18th McDonald’s All-American in LSU history. The first 11 played for Dale Brown.